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Canonical's crowdfunding plan for the Ubuntu Edge is losing steam

Indiegogo campaign for Canonical's Ubuntu Edge Smartphone slows, forces lower prices to be added
| Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones News | Posted: Jul 24, 2013 6:22 pm

Earlier this week I reported on Canonical's master plan to fund the highly anticipated Ubuntu Edge smartphone. The Indiegogo campaign in which the company hopes to raise $32 million appears to be losing its momentum. After the first 24 hour special of $625 ran out, the price of the phone went up by $200 to $830, which saw much less investors than expected.




Today Canonical has edited the campaign to add slots in the $625 option as well as adding a $675 and $725 options which both have about 1250 unclaimed spots each. An additional "perk" was added in the form of a $1400 "Double Edge" package, which will land you two of the Ubuntu based smartphones. The $10,000 and $80,000 bundles are still there with the former actually having four takers.


Currently the campaign has raised just over $4.5 million and with a goal of $32 million, the Ubuntu Edge crew have a long ride ahead of them over the next 29 days.


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